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96
100
style
Serve in Shaker, Weizen

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fortunate Islands shares the characteristics of a hoppy IPA and an easy drinking wheat beer. A massive dose of Citra and Amarillo hops gives it a blastwave of tropical hop aromatics: mango, tangerine, and passionfruit all leap out of the glass when poured. Brewed with 60% wheat malt, Fortunate Islands also has the mild, nutty malt backbone, reasonable ABV, and restrained bitterness to make it an outstanding session beer.

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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseBones (60) - - JUN 9, 2014
A well made and overall delightful blend of aromas made me expect a stronger flavor body. Not that it was lacking in flavor but it does set a high expectation when the aroma is so rich and colorful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
hershiser2 (3245) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Pint can from Wine Warehouse. Pours slightly hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is very nice: fruity and juicy orange and grapefruit, pine, wheat. Flavor is smooth juicy citrus, including orange (especially orange), grapefruit. Wheat notes and tropical fruit juices follow, then a bit of melon (but not bitter). Wow, this is good.

4.2
ALIBALI (2120) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2017
Fies Green, allmächtig stinky heuaffin und immer der augenöffende Weizenbuddy ?? ....WHEAT ALE HOTTIE!!!! Big Can im MUTED HORN Berlin. 8-9 Ocken.

3.7
finol (3389) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2017
Can, thanks vjohans. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of wheat and citrus. Smooth and balanced brew, sweet and hoppy.

3.8
jake65 (3695) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2017
Pint can. Pours a relatively clear golden straw color with a large off-white head. Aroma is mild, citrus and wheat, lightly floral. Lots of citra hops, tastes sweet and modest crisp bitterness. Has all the elements of a refreshing wheat with a light body and nice hop notes. A little disapointed that it doesn’t actually taste like wizards, but I’ll let it pass.

3.4
dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2017
Tallboy can from Trenton Road Takeout. Poured a solid bright orange with a smaller to average foamy white head. Aroma of perfumey citrus, potpourri, breads. Flavor is dry wheat, tropical fruits, dry citrus rind, melon. Body has a watery feel with lighter carbonation and a fruity aftertaste.

3.7
hjalmar (7) - - JUN 25, 2017 does not count
Can. Fresch and crisp wheat beer. Juice, soft and a bit sweet. Overall a nice refreshing beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
MattH (863) - California, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Can from Pacific Grove, CA Trader Joe’s. Dated 5/23/16. Translucent gold pour. The lemony orange of the Citra and spiciness of the Amarillo Hops meld well to create a pleasant medium strength aroma. Flavor is fresh wheat, orange, orange pith, and some tanginess. Very nice’ well put together, refreshing beer.

3.6
Lagerboy (2206) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2017
On tap at Red Beard. Clear yellow orange, mostly fading white foam. Aroma of tropical fruity hop. Taste is tropical grapefruity hop and lean wheaty malt. Average carbonation, lighter bodied, well hopped. Easy and refreshing, more of an ISA I reckon. LLF (Less Lagerboy Friendly) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
luttonm (6274) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2017
Can in Seattle. Lightly clouded yellow-orange, thick pillowy white head. Peppery wheat malt body. Guava, tangerine and fresh fruit on nose. Lovely juiciness top to bottom. Fantastic mashup of an IPA and a round wheat beer base. Delicious, and a nice idea well executed.

3.5
reebtogi (6270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2017
Pint on tap at Beer Revolution in Edmonton (Modern Times Tap Takeover) pours a slightly hazy pale orange color with a small white head leaving spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus and pine with some tropical fruits. Taste is a tropical fruity and malty sweetness with a light spicy, piny, citrus hop bitterness. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a nice refreshing hybrid brew that is interesting and tasty. Recommended.


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